Open Call: Wolf Words Poetry Anthology 2023

Yellow flower growing out of a crack in concrete
Date 24/04/2023 at 09.00 - 29/05/2023 at 09.00

As I write, I create myself again and again’, Joy Harjo

Yellow flower growing out of a crack in concrete

The first collection of poems and artwork by the Wolfson community

Were you inspired by poetry week? Have you written some lines this year that you’d be willing to share?

Whether you are a member of Wolfson staff, a student, or a Fellow, we invite you to submit an original poem or piece of original artwork/photograph to be considered for inclusion in a Wolfson anthology, to be published at the end of Easter term.

Poems can be on any theme, but we especially welcome work on this year’s Wolfson theme: Growth.


How to submit

Submissions are now open, and will close on the extended deadline of Monday 29th May.

If you are interested in taking part, please fill in this Microsoft form with your poem, or with your intention to submit a photograph or picture of original artwork. We will be sharing some writing prompts over the coming weeks!

Email any questions to our student recruitment officer, Caroline Banerjee, on



  • The submission must be your own work and should be previously unpublished. It can be short or long, but should not exceed 30 lines. If you are struggling to choose one poem, you can send up to three poems and we can choose for you! Alternatively, you could send a number of shorter poems that amount to no more than 30 lines.
  • The poem should ideally be in English, but if it’s in another language, we ask that you supply a translation.
  • Artwork or photographs to accompany poems, or as standalone pieces, are welcome (max three pieces per person). Again, this should be your own work. Please send artwork or photography to with the subject, ‘Growth Artwork Submission’. Please ensure any artwork can be captured in a photograph of suitable resolution for printing, and include the title of your piece (if it has one) in the body of your email.

We will be in touch with further instructions by the end of May if we would like to include your work in the publication; we may suggest some minor editorial alterations.

What's on

'You' by Gavin Fry

Art Exhibition: 'Things Put Differently'

03/06/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Things Put Differently' featuring Gavin Fry and works by Anthony Green and Mary Cozens-Walker.

Student working on a laptop

WolfWorks: Writing for Publication

03/06/2023 at 10.00

Thinking about submitting an article to a journal or turning your PhD thesis into a book?

Photo of artist Gurpran Rau holding a piece of her artwork

Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

03/06/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to display Gurpran Rau's latest exhibition 'Patterns of Renewal', featuring a series of paintings created during lockdown inspired by her walks in the woods of Cambridgeshire.

A poster for the publicity of the event Solutions to Plastic Pollution. The event details are shown on a blue-ash green background in both white and black text. To the right is an image of a plastic water bottle and a recycling sign on the front of it.

Solutions to Plastic Pollution

05/06/2023 at 17.00

Join us on the 50th World Environment Day for an engaging panel discussion and keynote speech on solutions to plastic pollution.